Late? Yes. Less awesome? No.
THIS WEEK IN FATNESS…
- Marianne Kirby has something to say about the intersection of race and fat. Shannon talks about this issue from a personal perspective. These are must read blog entries.
- Kath would like you to be a #freefatty and stop justifying your eating habits.
- Ragen gives some pointers on how to have conversations about weight and health.
- Michelle wants to remind you that, above all else, it’s important to eat.
- Dr. Linda Bacon discusses how we can try to de-stigmatise our workplaces.
- Kate‘s post about the “chunky” gorgeous woman on the subway stood out to me because I think we can all relate to this experience.It’s hard not to see yourself reflected in the opinion that someone has about someone else, whether you know them or not.
- Dr. Deah discusses the power of “I will” and “I won’t. [warning: diet talk]
- vesta44 discusses yet another anti-obesity campaign focusing on children in – you guessed it – Georgia. Sigh.
Remember: I don’t do Tumblr, so this is where I reeeeaaaally need your input.
- Sometimes it’s just good to know that actions have results: billboards responding to the controversial “Strong4Life” campaign have gone up!
- Lesley Kinzel has a book coming out called Two Whole Cakes. You can pre-order it (links in the body of the post).
…In the News
- Over on The Hoopla, Dr. Samantha Thomas discusses the idea that ‘thin = good and fat = bad.’
- The editorial choice to use ‘headless fatty’ images in the above article prompted Kath to respond with her own article, where she makes the point that just because she’s fat doesn’t mean that you know her.
- And while a lot of people like to yell and scream about how allowing your children to be fat is akin to child abuse, Jezebel points out that Vogue apparently think it’s cool to talk about putting 7 year olds on diets, despite obvious distress. ’cause there isn’t anything wrong with that.
And I was going to link to a couple of other things, but the commenters were just too arsehole-y.
…In the Spotlight
This week’s highlighted site is Fancy Lady Industries. Possibly most well known for her Fat necklaces, Natalie also does awesome custom portraits. If you want to see how awesome, you should go check out her blog.
Please, email us your links, suggestions and feedback!
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